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A species is defined by the ability to reproduce viable offspring, so any two plants within a species generally have the potential to cross pollinate. Like any good successful mating, it requires the union of male and female contributions at the right time, same place. So absolutely, GE crops have the potential to cross with non-GE crops of the same species—if they manage to get it on through time and space.  ...

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A species is defined by the ability to reproduce viable offspring, so any two plants within a species generally have the potential to cross pollinate. Like any good successful mating, it requires the union of male and female contributions at the right time, same place. So absolutely, GE crops have the potential to cross with non-GE crops of the same species—if they manage to get it on through time and space.  ...

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In order the answer this question, it is important to first be clear about what a GMO is and secondly to discuss a number of issues relating to yields. ...

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In all cases, users of a pesticide should refer to the affixed product label prior to use. This label should contain advice about planting restrictions. If this label isn’t available or questions remain, the user should contact the manufacturer of the product to obtain information about the proper application, restrictions and safety of the specific product prior to its use.

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Thank you for your question regarding the benefits of GMOs. Our experts have answered similar questions in the past – please see below for a comprehensive overview on this topic which should help address your question. ...

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Thank you for your question. In 2013, GMO Answers answered a similar question that asked about the cost and time associated with bringing a hybrid to market with one or more transgenic traits. As cited in 2013, the discovery, development and authorization costs to introduce either a new biotechnology plant hybrid or variety is reported to be $136 million with a timeframe of around 13 years. Please see this question and answer here.

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There are no genetically modified chickens commercially available. In fact, there are not currently any genetically modified animals commercially available for food. In late 2015, genetically engineered salmon was the first GE animal to be approved but it will not be on the market and available for purchase for a few years. Modern chickens are bigger than ever before, which raises the question – how’d we do that? A number of factors go into raising larger, healthier birds, but...

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GMOs in agriculture have made positive environmental and socio-economic contributions around the world. There are many “pros” of GMOs for farmers, the environment and consumers. Here are some GMO traits and examples of how they help farmers, consumers, the environment and economy: ...

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